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Romain Grosjean Joins Dale Coyne with Rick Ware in IndyCar

Indycar Romain Grosjean Dale Coyne With Rwr

(Photo credit: Dale Coyne Racing)

Romain Grosjean will race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, the team confirmed Feb. 3. Grosjean will pilot the No. 51 car on the road and street courses. He joins INDYCAR after competing in Formula 1 for the past nine seasons, earning 10 podiums throughout his …

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Dale Coyne Racing, Rick Ware Racing Partnering for 2021 IndyCar Season

James Davison Practicing at Indianapolis (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Dale Coyne Racing and Rick Ware Racing are entering into a two-team partnership for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, they announced Jan. 29. The new joint venture, named Dale Coyne Racing with RWR, will field the No. 51 full time in 2021 and the No. 52 part time, shifting the numbers from the Nos. …

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Ed Jones to Compete for Dale Coyne Racing in 2021

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Ed Jones Joe Skibinski Indycar Media

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

After a year hiatus, Ed Jones will race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Dale Coyne Racing with Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, the team announced Jan. 27. Jones will pilot the No. 18 Honda sponsored by SealMaster Pavement Products, which is entering its fourth season aboard the car. Santino Ferrucci drove the …

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James Hinchcliffe Returning to Full Time With Andretti in 2021

James Hinchcliffe at 2019 Texas IndyCar race Photo: IndyCar Meda

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

After competing in a part-time schedule with Andretti Autosport in 2020, James Hinchcliffe returns to full time with the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 26. Hinchcliffe will pilot the team’s No. 29, fielded as part of Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport. Genesys will sponsor the effort for 10 races, …

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IndyCar’s Season Opener Pushed Back a Week

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The season-opening race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series has been pushed back a week. The series’ Barber Motorsports Park race will now be run on April 18, Gene Hallman, Bruno’s president/CEO said, according to IndyStar. Barber’s move comes after the 2021 season’s original opening race at St. Petersburg was moved from March to April 25. …

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Simona de Silvestro to Attempt Indianapolis 500 With Female-Led Paretta Autosport

Simona de Silvestro

(Photo: Paretta Autosport)

Paretta Autosport, a new NTT IndyCar Series team led by Beth Paretta, has been formed and will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Tuesday morning. Simona de Silvestro will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet with technical support from Team Penske. She has a best finish of 14th in five career Indy …

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Marco Andretti Stepping Down from Full-Time IndyCar Racing in 2021

Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

Marco Andretti is stepping away from full-time competition in INDYCAR, he announced Friday, Jan. 15. Andretti, who has competed for Andretti Autosport since 2006, will continue to race on a more limited basis. Andretti will run in the Indianapolis 500 for the team as well as potentially other IndyCar races this season “in order to …

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Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend Postponed to September

2019 Long Beach Iwsc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced Thursday (Dec. 17) that the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The race weekend, originally scheduled for April 16-18, has been moved to Sept. 24-26.  As a result, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will now …

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Dalton Kellett Running Full Time for Foyt in 2021

Dalton Kellett

Dalton Kellett. (Photo Credit: Doug Matthews/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

After debuting in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020, Dalton Kellett will run full time for the first time in 2021, he announced Dec. 15. Kellett will drive the No. 4 for AJ Foyt Enterprises in the full season. K-Line Insulators USA will return as a primary sponsor after previously sponsoring the team’s No. 14. …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Joins Arrow McLaren SP for 2021 Indianapolis 500

Indycar 2015 Indy Montoya Victory Sign Credit Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Jones/INDYCAR Media)

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will make his return to the famed Brickyard in 2021 piloting an entry for Arrow McLaren SP, the team announced Wednesday. Montoya, who won the event as a rookie in 2000 before claiming his second in 2015, will make his first Indianapolis 500 start since 2017, when he …

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